Long before Legos and Barbies, children somehow kept themselves entertained. One of the toys kids use to play with was a buzz saw…doesn’t it just sound kid friendly? If you get it going right, it does sound like a saw.
This is a great game for older kids if they’re looking for something to do and all you need is a piece of string and a button. I used embroidery thread and a piece of cardboard and it worked surprisingly well.
Loop each end of the string over your thumbs and start wrapping the button by spinning it around the string. Keep doing this until the string is tightly wound.
Now, pull on both ends of the string to make the button spin and it will sound like a little saw. Once it’s done spinning, loosen the string so it can twist up again (kind of like a yoyo). Pull again, loosen again. To object is to see how many times you can get the button to twist and untwist on the string without having to stop or re-do it.
And for your viewing pleasure, I’ve included a video so you can see exactly how exciting this is :) Don’t mind the end…that was directed at the videographer…Housewife Eclectic for reminding me how entertaining and how easy to make these toys are!